Roy Leon Watson

Roy Leon Watson, 78, of Springdale, died Monday, July 22, 2019. He was born October 29, 1940, to George Washington and Ivory Belle Williams Watson in the Shiloh Community of Newton County, Arkansas. Roy married Mary Reba Johnson on April 12, 1963, at Phillips Chapel Free Will Baptist Church where Roy was a longtime active member and trustee. He was also a member of the Gideons, and served in the Arkansas National Guard. Roy loved music, especially playing guitar, and he enjoyed being around people. He was a huge sports fan and followed the Razorbacks and St. Louis Cardinals.

Roy is survived by his wife Mary Reba; two children, Penny Michelle Bradley and husband Jack, Kirk Leon Watson and wife Lindy; one brother, Troy Watson; one sister, Bonnie Villines; two grandchildren, Kayla Bradley and Morgan Carter and husband Chris; and five great-grandchildren, Kaysynn, Carson, Cambree, Jack, and Cali. He was preceded in death by one brother, Clell, and one sister, Retha.

Services were Friday, July 26, at Phillips Chapel Free Will Baptist Church with interment at Friendship Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Phillips Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 3074 S 48th Street, Springdale, AR 72762, or Gideons International, P.O. Box 296 Lowell, AR 72745.

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Kelly Couch
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Kelly Couch

I am sending my sincere sympathies to Mary and all the family. Roy was a great part of our church and he was a part of our prayer team ministry. I was very privileged to know him as a great friend as well as all the family.

Mary Reba
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Mary Reba

Thanks! He loved the church, prayer ministry, and your family.

David & Betty Carter
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David & Betty Carter

Our prayers are with you Reba and family.

Mary Reba
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Mary Reba

Thank you…. We will continue to need them in the days to come!

CARROLL AND LOIS
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CARROLL AND LOIS

ROY WS A SWEET ,KIND, WOMDERFUL, HELPFUL PERSON. EARTH’S LOSE IS HEAVEN’S GAIN.

Mary Reba
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Mary Reba

Heaven’s gain but a big loss to our family in this life. We are thankful for the hope of Heaven!

Bob and Sue Pyatt
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Bob and Sue Pyatt

So sorry for your loss. God bless your family during this time of loss.

Mary Reba
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Mary Reba

Thank you!

David & Charleen Jackson
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David & Charleen Jackson

Mary; & family we’re so sorry for your loss, prayers of comfort during this difficult time.

Mary Reba
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Mary Reba

Thank you for your thoughtfulness!

Jean Bolinger
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Jean Bolinger

My heartfelt sympathy to Mary, Penny, Kirk, and the grandchildren. Roy was a dedicated Christian that loved his Family and Church dearly. He will be missed by all that knew him. Hugs and Prayers to you all.

Mary Reba
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Mary Reba

Thanks! We appreciate your thinking of us during this time in our lives!

Charles and Betty Jo Gurley
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Charles and Betty Jo Gurley

We are sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

Mary Reba
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Mary Reba

Thanks for your love and support through the years!

Charlinda Reeves
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Charlinda Reeves

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

Mary Reba
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Mary Reba

Thank you for thinking of our family during this difficult time in life!

Cheryl Watson daughter of Bill Watson
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Cheryl Watson daughter of Bill Watson

Prayers and comfort for your loss.

Mary Reba
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Mary Reba

Thanks for thinking of our family at this time in our lives!

Jack Coody
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Jack Coody

My most sincere condolences and prayers go out to Mary, Penny, Kirk and the rest of the family! Roy was my dearest and best friend! He was always checking to see how I was doing and giving me words of encouragement! I will miss him dearly and one day I will meet him again in God’s Heaven! I love you Roy!

Mary Reba
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Mary Reba

Thank you for being a good friend and neighbor! The hope of Heaven is a comfort to all of us who cared for and loved Roy.

Cathy Clark Walker
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Cathy Clark Walker

My sincere condolences to the Watson and Bradley family. I knew the first time I met Grandpa Roy he was a special person. May God give you strength and peace during this time. My continued prayers and love for you.

Mary Reba
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Mary Reba

Thank you for thinking of our family recently and your prayers are appreciated! Our loss is certainly Heaven’s gain. The hope of Heaven is that much sweeter, as well.

Pam Shepard
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Pam Shepard

I remember Roy as a sweet quiet man. His family will miss him every day but will also be rejoicing in the fact that he is singing and playing that guitar in heaven free of pain. God bless your family

Mary Reba
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Mary Reba

Thank you so much for thinking of us during this difficult moment in life! Kirk mentioned that Doug had shared your kind thoughts with him earlier. God bless you……

Clela Lynch
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Clela Lynch

Bless you and family during this time of sorrow. Remember the good times and the joy in knowing that Roy is at pease with our Lord. With Love Clela and Ron Lynch.

Mary Reba
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Mary Reba

Thank you for thinking of our family with the loss of Roy. God bless you….

Wrenita Abbott
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Wrenita Abbott

We love you and will be praying for you. We are here for you for anything you might need. Please, do not hesitate to call.

Mary Reba
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Mary Reba

Thanks for everything you and Joe have done! We will certainly call if we need anything. God bless your family…,.